It’s been long-rumored that Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg might have presidential aspirations deep down in his heart.
This makes sense, after all, especially keeping in mind the recent political scenario of USA. If being a successful businessman is all it takes to successfully land the position of power to run a country, who’s better equipped for the job than the man who gave the world a voice and enabled them to communicate with each other like never before?
However, all this had been a mere speculation. That is, before now. Now, it seems as if though the seed of aspirations has taken root in the Facebook founder’s heart as well. This is being said due to a number of reasons, adding to which is the young tech leader’s personal challenge for the new year: to visit and meet people from all 50 states of the USA.
Apart from this, there’s also this passage from a Facebook post he wrote that sounds vaguely political:
“Going into this challenge, it seems we are at a turning point in history… For decades, technology and globalization have made us more productive and connected. This has created many benefits, but for a lot of people it has also made life more challenging. This has contributed to a greater sense of division than I have felt in my lifetime. We need to find a way to change the game so it works for everyone.”
It seems as if though Zuckerberg might have his eyes on the skies in more ways than one:
Not only is he talking about a better technology experience but he’s also aiming to ‘unite’ people. Considering the social unease spread over the entire American spectrum in wake of the recent political, this is quite meaningful a statement from the tech mogul known to be a man of few words. The campaign-esque vibes of Zukerberg’s recent statements aren’t lost on many political analysts.
On top of this, Mark is also visiting Native tribe leaders and women from all walks of life to better understand how deep the sense of division runs in the general masses. Even though we can’t yet say for sure if he plans on running for president any time soon in the next 4 years or so, it’s evident that Mark is doing some good work to help minimize the gap of communication between people from all levels in more ways than one. And thus, we say to him, more power to you!
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